To: Cincinatus' Wife
I lived in Caracas from '93 - '96; Chavez got out of the clink during this time and about 280 of his fellow coupsters came back from Peru, where they had been living in exile (a few ended up in some Central American countries as well). Chavez talked a good fight when he got out of jail and one could pick up small lapel pins and campaign-type buttons from the street vendors - you would often see posters featuring Chavez and Che Guevara side by side, and this should have clued people in as to Chavez's ideology. However, he had and still has his supporters and financiers... it's a shame that he wasn't martyred like Che - he certainly hasn't done his country much good as a living "revolutionary".
posted on 02/04/2002 2:39:32 PM PST
this should have clued people in as to Chavez's ideology.
I don't think they're complacent anymore.
Over 100,000 turned out in opposition against him.
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